I came across this tweet the other day by the A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones) author George RR Martin.
So, my publishers say I have to start trying to appeal to a younger audience… pic.twitter.com/T3BZuw6iqB
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) April 11, 2017
Needless to say, people weren’t amused. Not so much because of the content of the tweet, I think he was probably having a bit of fun. But because he’s still writing the next book of this series…only two years overdue.
Book six of the set, The Winds of Winter, was technically supposed to be finished before the premiere of the sixth season of the HBO adaptation. Season six premiered on April 24th, 2016.
On January 2nd, 2016, good ole George announced to the world that yea, that wasn’t gonna happen. From his blog:
So a book that should have been delivered by November of 2015 was not done by early 2016. And, it appears as we approach the middle of 2017, The Winds of Winter doesn’t seem to appear on the horizon anytime soon.
Keep in mind that season 7 of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO on July 16, 2017.